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Rochel Teldon

Camp Director

Born and raised in San Antonio, Rochel has been involved in Camp Gan Israel for more than eighteen years. Serving as a counselor, head counselor, director and most importantly a parent, Rochel brings this experience to CGI providing a deeply enriching summer to our children. She is passionate about creating an environment where every child is loved and celebrated and can experience their judaism in a fun and special way.

Rochel views CGI and our parent body as a team in building a positive and memorable summer for our children. She puts a lot of emphasis on communication and encourages all parents to reach out with any questions or concerns. Rochel invests a lot of energy in creating a cutting edge, engaging, multifaceted program that can reach every child.

Rivkie Block

Gan Gani Camp Director

Mrs. Rivkie Block will be directing our Mini Gan (ages 18m-5y) and it will now be Gan Gani Camp! Under her able directorship, the program will combine a full complement of exciting activities with strict adherence to the CDC COVID-19 guidelines for the safe operation of early childhood centers. 

Rivkie Block received her teachers certificate from the Beth Rivkah Teachers seminary of Brooklyn, NY. Mrs. Block has taught preschool education for more than twenty five years in a number of schools including Beth Rivkah Schools of Brooklyn, NY, JCC Preschool of San Antonio and the Gan Gani Preschool. Rabbi & Rebbitzin Block are the proud parents and grandparents of nine children and their grandchildren.

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Front office

With her warm smile and loving dedication, Nancy is the one you will speak to when you call Camp Gan Israel. She will happily assist you with your needs during business and camp hours. 

Head Counselors

The spirit, silly songs, epic playlists and incredible CGI activities we have come to  know and love start at the top with our HCs. Our head counselors devote endless hours ensuring that the day is packed with awesome activities and are prepared down to the last detail. They're all about the dress ups, theme days and contagious camp spirit. Handpicked to match our camp values and vibe, our head counselors set the stage for an unforgettable summer.


Camp Gan Israel prides itself on its exceptional staff. We carefully choose our team from applicants around the world who wish to devote their summer to making a difference. Prior to camp, our staff goes through rigorous training ensuring top safety practices. They are energetic, fun-loving, and fully invested in providing our children with a special summer they will cherish. The strong bonds and friendships often last long after camp is over and their love and attention to every camper makes our staff our secret sauce. 

Junior Counselors 

Our Junior Counselor program is for girls grades 8th - 10th grade.
Our past campers and teens of this age, now involved in camp at the staff level bring so much to Gan Izzy and our campers. They have so much to give and our campers love their special connections with our JCs. This is an opportunity for them to gain experience, fulfill volunteer hours and create meaningful connections with camp staff. You can apply here for this position link.